Dr. Ashish Shah, MD
After much time away from this part of the country, Dr. Shah has returned to his roots to practice medicine in the state of New Jersey. Dr. Shah was born in Englewood, New Jersey but primarily was raised in a suburb just north of Boston, Massachusetts.
Dr. Shah is a well respected Board Certified Pediatric Pulmonologist. His work has been praised by his colleagues and most notably by his patients and their families. Dr. Shah’s straightforward personality and warm demeanor allows him to engage well with children of all ages.
Dr. Shah’s dedication to the artistic side of medicine through care, concern for human emotion, and compassion combined with his diligent attention to the scientific and technical side of medicine is evident in his creative approach to maximize treatment objectives and optimize medical outcomes as well as numerous satisfied patients and families. Dr. Shah’s commitment to helping others is evident in his dedication to children with special healthcare needs such as patients with cystic fibrosis, neuromuscular disorders, lung complications from premature birth, severe asthma, rhizomelic chondrodysplasia, and respiratory complications from neurologic impairment.
Early Life and Career
After completing his fellowship training, Dr. Shah practiced academic medicine as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, at West Virginia University Charleston Division School of Medicine in Charleston, West Virginia. There, he had the privilege of taking care of children in a medically underserved community. He thoroughly enjoyed educating medical students and pediatric residents in the fundamentals of respiratory physiology and pathophysiology and clinical care of children with respiratory disorders. Dr. Shah received the distinguished honor of being awarded “Attending Teacher of the Year,” as voted by the entire pediatric housestaff at West Virginia University Charleston Division Charleston Area Medical Center. Subsequently, Dr. Shah served on staff as a Pediatric Pulmonologist at Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital and Levine Children’s Hospital, affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System, in North Carolina.
After graduating from Burlington High School, Dr. Shah completed his undergraduate education at Boston University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. Dr. Shah attended medical school at St. George’s University School of Medicine, one of the most culturally rich medical schools, in Grenada, West Indies. Through his experience in Grenada, Dr. Shah observed first-hand how the citizens of Grenada, particularly children, are disadvantaged in their healthcare. Due to Dr. Shah’s fondness of the Indian and Caribbean cultures, he aspires to travel to India and Grenada to help those less fortunate. After medical school, Dr. Shah completed his residency in Pediatrics and fellowship training in Pediatric Pulmonology at New York Medical College and its affiliated hospital, The Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. New York Medical College has the largest pediatric pulmonology division in the state of New York. During his fellowship training, he was afforded the opportunity to gain experience in managing fragile infants and children with complex medical problems who were technology dependent at Blythdale Children’s Hospital, New York State’s only independent specialty children’s hospital. Training in New York, as such, he believes that his training was truly unique.
Dedicated To Helping Children Breathe Easier
Dr. Shah is currently on staff at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center, Saint Peter’s University Hospital, and Hackensack Meridian Health JFK Medical Center.
Dr. Shah resides in Skillman with his wife and son. In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports with his son, running, world traveling, and trying new restaurants.
Dr. Shah attended one of New York’s most prestigious training programs in pediatric pulmonology. Most importantly, Dr. Shah received the fundamentals which he applies daily to each and every patient he cares for. He is grateful to the many mentors that have made him the pulmonologist he is today.
- 1998-2002 St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies
- 1993-1997 Boston University, B.A. in Biology
- 2005-2008 New York Medical College, Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship
- 2003-2005 New York Medical College, General Pediatric Residency
- 2002-2003 New York Medical College, General Pediatric Internship
- 2016 Medical Board of New Jersey
- 2010 Medical Board of North Carolina
- 2008 Certified by American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatric Pulmonology
- 2008 Medical Board of West Virginia
- 2006 Member of American Thoracic Society
- 2005 Medical Board of New York
- 2005 Certified by American Board of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics
- Gujarati – Fluent
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